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Two fired supervisors at Oklahoma medical examiner's office hire attorney

by Nolan Clay Modified: July 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm •  Published: July 25, 2012

— Two fired supervisors from the Oklahoma medical examiner's office said Tuesday they did nothing wrong.

Both said they have hired attorney Jim Miller, of McAlester.

Investigator supervisor Brenda Kelley and administrative supervisor Ashley Hancock were fired July 12 for violations of an employee conduct policy and a discrimination and harassment policy, according to their termination letters.

The chief medical examiner, Dr. Eric Pfeifer, did not specify in the letters how the policies were violated. Both women said they still don't know what accusations were made against them. They said they never were given a chance to respond.

Both had recent promotions.

Kelley, 50, said, “I want my name cleared from these allegations. I don't particularly want my job back because I don't want to work for an agency that would do that to an individual. ... It's absurd. I am not even that kind of person. ... Whatever allegations have been made are false.”

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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